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Lost on the Frontline: Explore the Database

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As of Wednesday, the ongoing KHN-Guardian project is investigating 1,423 deaths of U.S. health workers in the fight against COVID-19. Today we add six profiles, including a nurse who would never meet her sixth grandchild and a doctor with blood cancer who kept working through the pandemic. You can explore our interactive database, now containing 278 profiles. It investigates the question: Did they all have to die?

Pandemic Erects Barriers for Prized Bloc of Voters in Nursing Homes, Senior Facilities

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Voting is a point of pride for many older Americans, and senior living facilities in past years have encouraged the civic act by hosting voting precincts, providing transportation to the polls and bringing in groups to help explain election issues. But fears of the spread of the coronavirus among this vulnerable population make voting more difficult this year.

Lost on the Frontline

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“Lost on the Frontline” is an ongoing project by Kaiser Health News and The Guardian that aims to document the lives of health care workers in the U.S. who died from COVID 19, and to investigate why so many are victims of the disease.

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Say What? The Spread Of Coronavirus Confusion

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Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the public seems more confused than ever. And health officials still are not all on the same page; this week the World Health Organization had to walk back an official’s statement about how commonly the virus is spread by people without symptoms. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post and Mary Ellen McIntire of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this and more. Also, Rovner interviews Michael Mackert, a professor and health communications expert at the University of Texas-Austin, about how health information can best be translated to the public.